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Voters Head to Polls in 5 States for “Acela Primary”

HeadlineApr 26, 2016

Voters head to the polls today in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island for the so-called Acela primary, nicknamed for the high-speed Amtrak train that runs through the states. On the Republican side, the primaries come after Ohio Governor John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced plans to coordinate to defeat Donald Trump in three upcoming states, though the alliance appears to be unraveling already. Cruz’s campaign has said it will focus on the May 3 primary in Indiana in order to allow Kasich to compete with Trump in Oregon and here in New Mexico. Trump mocked the alliance—and his rivals—at a stop in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Donald Trump: “In politics, because it’s a rigged system, because it’s a corrupt enterprise, in politics you’re allowed to collude. So they colluded, and actually I was happy, because it shows how weak they are. It shows how pathetic they are. … Now, you look at Kasich. I don’t think he knows what—you know, did you see him? He has a news conference all the time when he’s eating. I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion.”

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